Exon' acio Joh' is Parker wolpakker ab assisis juratis etc.
15 July, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], John Parker, "wolpakker," discharged by William Staundone, the Mayor, and
the Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing
Ordinancio des Lorymers.
16 July, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], the following ordinances
of the Mistery of Lorymers (fn. 1) submitted to the Mayor and Aldermen and approved, viz. :—
That no one forge "loremerie" by night; that no one renovate "loremerie" for sale, but only such "loremerie" as is
required to be repaired for private use; that no one of the
mistery entice an apprentice or other servant away from his
master, under penalty of paying for each offence half a mark
to the Chamber and 40 pence to the mistery; that all those
who are of the mistery be under the rule of two good men
elected by the mistery to survey work; that no stranger work
in the said mistery within the franchise of the City before he be
examined as fit by the good men of the mistery, and be received
by the Mayor and Aldermen according to the custom of the
City and find sufficient sureties.
Exon' acio Gilb' ti Lyrp' pistoris.
10 July, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], Gilbert Lirp', baker,
discharged by William Staundone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing age.
Exon'acio Joh' is Clerk pulter.
20 April, 16 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], John Clerk, "pulter,"
Folio cclxxxii b.
Masters of Misteries sworn.
Shethers: Thomas Man, John Rychemond, sworn 20 June,
16 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Cooks of Estchepe: William Baldeswelle, Edward Brydde,
sworn 21 June, the same year.
Cooks of Bredstret: John Wylbournham, William Goldynge,
sworn the same day.
Cutlers: Robert Austyn, Richard Dyne, Martin Godard,
Richard Twyford, sworn 25 June, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Writers of Court-letter: John Cloun, Thomas Lyncoln, sworn
10 June, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1394].
Inquisicio prometis et bundis lib' talis extra Aldrichesgate.
8 July, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], an inquisition held before
Roger Elys, Alderman of the Ward of Aldrichesgate, by order
of William "de" Staundone, Mayor, and the King's Escheator
in the City, touching the liberty of the City. The jurors, viz.,
Thomas Tye, Thomas Dancastre, Robert Byngfeld, William
Brokesby, John Bontyng, Geoffrey Capeleyn, Robert Beche,
Walter Hopere, Richard Fraunceys, John Pynchebek, Richard
Plumouth, John Canynge, John Bradmor, Richard Schranelee,
Ralph Sawyer, John Donemowe, William Pynchebek, fishmongers, Richard Geynesburgh, John Em, John atte Nasshe,
Thomas Deyroun, Richard Notyngham, John Davy, and Robert
Thursby, say on oath that the garden formerly belonging to
William de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, in Gosewellestrete without
Aldrichesgate, lies within the liberty of the City, and that the
liberty extends as far as a post which is stuck in the ground
at the corner of the house of Sir John Syfrnast, which formerly
belonged to Adam Stable, and that the tenants residing there
should be taxed and tallaged by the Aldermen and Commons
of the Ward of Aldrichesgate.
Posicio or phani in apprenticium Will' o Walderne.
20 March, 5 Henry IV. [A.D. 1403-4], Thomas, the orphan
son of John Clenhond, (fn. 2) was, with the consent of Idonia his
mother, put as apprentice to William Walderne, mercer, for
a term of ten years. Sureties, viz.: Edmund Man and John
Exon' acio Rob' ti Bygood.
1 Aug., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], Robert Bygood, "chaundeler," discharged by William Staundone, the Mayor; and the
Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing age.
Commissio pro Coronatore.
Writ to William Staundone, the Mayor, to admit Robert
Newentone to act as deputy to John Slegh, the King's Chief
Butler and Coroner of the City, during the absence of John de
Scardeburgh, the deputy-coroner. Witness the King at Westminster, 13 July, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Delib' acio c mar' pertinent Johanne filie Helmyngi Leget Cam'- ario.
20 Aug., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], came Angelus Christofre,
who married Margery, widow of Helming Leget, esquire, and
bound himself to pay the sum of 100 marks to Stephen Speleman,
the Chamberlain, to the use of Johanna, daughter of the said
Helming, on her marriage according to the terms of her father's
will. Surety, viz.: Henry Vannere, Alderman.
Exon' acio inde.
Afterwards, viz., on the 18th Sept., 18 Richard II. [A.D. 1394],
by order of John Hadlee, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, the
money was delivered to William Dannvers, esquire, of co. Berks,
who had married the said Johanna.
Exon' acio Thome Boole ismong' ab assisis etc.
27 Oct., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], Thomas Boole, "ismonger," discharged by William Staundone, the Mayor, and
Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing age.
Folio cclxxxiii b.
Allocacio lib'- tatum ville Oxon'.
4 Sept., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], came Thomas Somerset,
the Mayor, and burgesses of Oxford before William Staundone,
the Mayor, and the Aldermen of London and prayed that the
charter of their town enrolled in the Chamber (fn. 3) in the book
marked with the letter E, fo. cciv, and confirmed by the
present King, might be allowed. Thereupon the said Mayor
and Aldermen having examined previous allowances made to
the said burgesses, as appears in the same book on fo. ccxi, (fn. 4)
granted the allowance of their charter as in times past.
Acquietanc' factamerca torib' de Amyas Corby et Neel.
Acquittance by William Staundone, the Mayor, under the
mayoralty seal, to Simon Claband, son of Collard Claband,
late Provost of the Merchants of Amiens, for the sum of
25 marks of the annual sum of 50 marks due to the Mayor of
London for the time being from the merchants of Amiens,
Corbie, and Neele. (fn. 5) Dated 4 Sept., A.D. 1393.
Eleccio vicecomitum London'.
Sunday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 17 Richard II.
[A.D. 1393], in the presence of William Staundone, the Mayor,
Adam Bamme, William Venour, William More, Henry Vannere, John Fraunceys, Adam Karlille, John Walcote, William
Shiryngham, Roger Elys, William Bramptone, William Evote,
William Parker, Thomas Knolles, John Cosyn, Aldermen, and
Gilbert Maghfeld, one of the Sheriffs and Alderman, and
very many Commoners summoned from every Ward for the
election of Sheriffs—the said Mayor elected Richard Whytyngdone, Alderman, and the Commonalty elected Drew Barentyn,
Commoner, to be Sheriffs for the year ensuing. (fn. 6)
In the same congregation there were elected as auditors of
the accounts of the Chamberlain and Wardens of London
Bridge the following, viz., William Evote and Thomas Knolles,
Aldermen, by the Mayor and Aldermen; and Robert Parys,
Geoffrey Broke, John Frankeleyn, and John Forster, Commoners,
by the Commonalty.
22 Feb., 11 Henry IV. [A.D. 1409-10], came Thomas and
William, sons of John Clenehond, before the Mayor and Alder
men, being of full age, and asked that the sum of £87 13s. 4d.
belonging to them, as appears supra, fo. cclxxix [b], might be
delivered to them, to enable them to repair their tenements.
Their request granted, notwithstanding their being still bound
as apprentices to William Walderne and Thomas Knolles.
Custodia Thome filii Joh' is Pynchoun.
22 Aug., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of John Pynchoun, late jeweller, together with the
sum of £600, committed by William Staundone, the Mayor, and
Stephen Speleman, the Chamberlain, with the assent of the
Aldermen, to Walter Pynchoun, merchant. Sureties, viz., John
Somer, John Muster, Bartholomew Neve, citizens and drapers,
William "Fitz Hewe," goldsmith, and John Edmond.
Folio cclxxxiv b.
Articuli tangent' mister' Grossar' et Garbell'.
Saturday, 11 Oct., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], a petition presented by good men of the Mistery of Grocers before a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, in the
Upper Chamber of the Guildhall, that certain ordinances might
be approved, viz. :—
(1) That—seeing the deceit practised by merchant strangers
in bringing to the City and selling in an uncleaned state divers
merchandise of grocery that is sold by weight, to wit, pepper,
ginger, cinnamon, &c.—no merchandise that ought to be garbled
should in future be weighed or sold before it has been cleaned
and garbled (garbelleez) by a man appointed for the purpose by
the said Grocers, he taking a reasonable reward for his trouble,
and that any one doing to the contrary shall forfeit to the
Chamber the value of double the weight of powder and dirt
that shall be found in the merchandise.
(2) That—seeing that a similar deceit is practised by
merchant strangers in the sale of wax of Spain, of "Morysk,"
of "Polayne," and of "Lubike"—no such wax shall be sold
in future before it has been cleaned and pollicied (fn. 7) (polliceez) by
some one appointed for the purpose, under similar penalty.
(3) That—inasmuch as merchant strangers bringing canvas
to the City refuse to sell it by any other measure than that of
Flanders, whereby the purchasers incur much loss—in future
canvas shall be measured by an official appointed for the purpose, and all canvas otherwise measured shall be forfeited to
the Chamber of the City.
Commissio ad delib' and' prisones de Neugate.
Letters patent appointing Walter Cloptone, Robert Charletone, John Cassy, John Hadlee, the Mayor, William Thirnyng,
William Rykhille, and John Cokeyn, or any six, five, four, three,
or two of them (the Mayor being one), to be Justices for gaoldelivery of Neugate Witness the King at Westminster, 31 Oct.,
17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Acquietanc' Steph' i Speleman Cam' arii.
Acquittance under the Common Seal by William Staundone,
the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens to Stephen
Speleman, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, on his account for
one year from Michaelmas, 16 Richard II. [A.D. 1392] Dated
6 Oct., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Monday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.],
17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], in the Chamber of the Guildhall, in
the presence of William Staundone, the Mayor, Adam Bamme,
Adam Karlille, John Fresshe, John Walcote, Henry Vannere,
John Shadworth, Gilbert Maghfeld, John Loveye, John Fraunceys,
William Shiryngham, William Olyver, Roger Elys, William
Parker, William Evot, Richard Whityngdone, Thomas Knolles,
John Cosyn, William Bramptone, William Bramptone [sic], and
Robert Excestre, Prior of Holy Trinity, London, Aldermen, and
an immense Commonalty of every Ward, summoned for the election of a Mayor for the year ensuing, John Hadle was elected.
Afterwards, viz., on the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
he was sworn, &c., and on the morrow was admitted and sworn
before the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer.
Recognicio Ric' i Forster et Joh' is Cosyn facta Joh' i Oteley.
5 Nov., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], came Richard Forster and
John Cosyn before the Mayor and Aldermen and acknowledged
themselves severally indebted to John Oteley, mercer, executor
of William Knyghtcote, (fn. 8) in the sum of £170 15s., to be paid on
the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.] next.
Condic' pre dicte recognicionis.
The above to be void if Johanna, widow of William Knyghtcote, recover at law against the above John Oteley her dower
or reasonable part (fn. 9) of her late husband's goods, which had been
bequeathed to Idonea, one of the daughters of the said William,
and had come into the hands of the above Richard Forster, and
if the said Richard Forster and John Cosyn indemnify the said
A general proclamation issued by the Mayor for the government of the City, the regulation of trade, fishing in the Thames,
the price of poultry, &c. (fn. 10)
Fos cclxxxvi cclxxxvii.
Ordinaciones de officiar' vic' computator' Gaol' de Ludgate et Neugate et attorn' in Guyhalda London'.
Ordinances (fn. 11) touching Sheriffs' officers, procedure in Assize of
Freshforce, fees payable to Serjeants, the right of a defendant
in an action of debt to put the plaintiff on oath with his sole
hand (ove sa soule mayn) as to the truth of his demand, (fn. 12) the
duties of Pleaders, Attorneys, and Common Pleaders, the treatment of prisoners in Compters and the prisons of Ludgate and
A proclamation forbidding night-walkers in the City and
relegating women of bad repute to the Stews on the Thames
and Cokkeslane. (fn. 13)
Masters of Misteries sworn.
Folio cclxxxvii b.
Tapicers: John Essex, William Bonauntre, John Dyke, Hugh
Rycolf, sworn 6 Oct., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], to rule the
mistery, report defects, &c.
Fullers: Simon Gardyner, Robert Colmer, similarly sworn
30 Oct., the same year.
Girdlers: William Sewale, William Picot, Ralph Nas, similarly sworn the same day.
Talghchaundellers: Thomas Frankeleyn, John atte Lee, Robert
Lodwyk, Thomas Reygate, similarly sworn 4 Nov., the same year.
Smiths (Fabri): Richard Daneler, Reginald Dawe, similarly
sworn 18 Nov., the same year.
Foreign Weavers: William Miller, William Hodemaker, similarly sworn 20 Nov., the same year.
English Weavers: John Rede, Walter Mymmes, similarly
sworn 21 Nov., the same year.
Cordwainers: Richard Bernus (Bernns?), Thomas Pounfreyt,
Richard Segre, John Richard, similarly sworn the same day.
Dyers: Bartholomew Elsynge, Stephen Pulham, similarly
sworn 14 Jan., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4].
Sheremen: John Bryt, Robert Berdvile, John Uptone, Walter
atte Hill, similarly sworn 15 Jan., the same year.
Fishmongers: Hugh Leddrede, John Prophete, Matthew
Langeregge, Thomas Trigge of Briggestret, John Vautort,
Andrew Trigge, Roger Turk, Roger Poignaunt of Oldefishstrete, similarly sworn 20 Dec., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Lymenours: Roger Horslee, Thomas Hyhelm, similarly sworn
8 April, the same year [A.D. 1394].
Hurers: Thomas Horwode, William Langelee, Thomas atte
Wode, Richard Herlawe, similarly sworn 3 April, the same year.
Spurriers: Nicholas Symond, John Frensshe, similarly sworn
25 May, the same year.
Cutlers: Richard Pulle, Richard Twyford, Walter Kyntone,
Thomas Ermylyn, similarly sworn 7 June, the same year.
Judicium et combustio de falsis "cappes."
15 Aug., 18 Richard II. [A.D. 1394], John Godefray, "pynner,"
charged on the information of Thomas Horwode, William
Langelee, Thomas atte Wode, and Richard Herlawe, Masters
and Surveyors of the Hurers, with making and selling false
"cappes" (fn. 14) The matter investigated—pursuant to the ordinances
of the mistery enrolled in the Husting on Monday before the
Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 36 Edward III [A.D. 1362]—by
a jury of twelve [sic] men, one-half being cappers and the other
haberdashers who sold such "cappes," viz., Henry Offyngtone,
Laurence Godchepe, John Lapford, Thomas Walsyngham,
John atte Wode, Ralph Bristowe, John Lounge, John Bate,
John Froweyn, "hureres"; John Wallok, Thomas Chirche,
Walter Caustone, John Donne, John Goodburgh, John Bokel,
John Reynold, and William atte Gate, haberdashers, and the
caps found to be false. The same to be burnt in Chepe, and
John Godefray to pay 20s. to the Chamberlain.
Commissio ad levand' et reciprend' medictatem unius xve et decime.
Letters patent appointing Drew Barentyn, Thomas Welford,
Robert Dane, and Thomas Weyland to be commissioners to
levy in the City a half-tenth and half-fifteenth granted in the
last Parliament at Winchester. (fn. 15) Witness the King at Westminster, 1 Oct., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Folio cclxxxviii b.
Br'e de venire faciendo quatuor cives ad Parliamentum.
Writ for the election of four citizens to attend a Parliament
to be held at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Hillary [13 Jan.]
next. (fn. 16) No Sheriff to be returned Witness the King at Westminster, 13 Nov., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Pursuant to the above, the following were elected, viz.,
William Staundone and John Fresshe, Aldermen; John Wade
and Thomas Extone, Commoners.
Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuil' t Aldr' o de tenendo sua gardemota et di' xv
Precept to the Aldermen to hold their several Wardmotes
and return such presentments as they were unable themselves
to deal with to the Mayor's general court (a nostre generale court)
to be held at the Guildhall on Monday after the Feast of
Epiphany [6 Jan.], in order that redress may be made
according to the nature of the case; also to elect good men
to assess a sum equal to half a fifteenth and levy the same, and
to set an armed watch at Christmas Dated 26 Nov. [A.D. 1393].
Exon' acio Drugonis Barantyn de levacione xv
et assignacio Joh' is Prentys ad eundem.
Mandamus to Thomas Welford, Robert Dane, and Thomas
Weyland to admit John Prentys as a fellow-collector in the
City of the half-tenth and half-fifteenth granted in the last
Parliament at Winchester in place of Drew Barentyn, formerly
nominated. Witness the King at Westminster, 12 Oct.,
17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Concessio Matild' Toly orphane essend' monial'.
12 Dec., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], Matilda, daughter of
Richard Toky, an orphan, permitted by the Mayor and Aldermen to take her property and become a nun in the Priory of
Afterwards, viz., on the 12th Oct., 4 Henry IV. [A.D. 1402],
came the Lady Emma "Seintomers" (St. Omer), Prioress of the
said house, and received the orphan's property from Stephen
Speleman, the Chamberlain. (fn. 17)
Custodia Agnetis filie Will' i Waller.
13 Jan., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4], the guardianship of
Agnes, daughter of William Wallere, vintner, together with
her patrimony, committed to Matilda her mother, late wife
of the said William. Sureties, viz., Thomas Pantone and
William Grantham, citizens and goldsmiths.
Br' e de malefactorib' et ne aliquis portet arma gladios seu aliqua hernesia insolita contra parcem.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation against
carrying arms in the City, inasmuch as the King's peace had
recently been disturbed in the City by armed bands. Witness
the King at Westminster, 18 Dec., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393].
Folio clxxxix b.
Exon' acio Will'i Bys ab assisis juratis etc.
21 Jan., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4], William Bys discharged
by the Mayor and Aldermen from serving on juries, watches,
&c., owing to increasing age, but he must find a substitute to
take his place in the watches of the City and of his Ward.
Br' e de admit tendo Will' m Sudbury in socium recepcionis medietatis x
Writ to Thomas Welford, Robert Dane, and Thomas Weyland to admit William Sudbury as a fellow-collector of the
half-tenth and half-fifteenth granted in the last Parliament
at Winchester, in place of John Prentys recently appointed
Witness the King at Westminster, 11 Jan., 17 Richard II.
Exon' acio Joh' is Brounes bury.
14 Feb., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4], John Brounesbury,
butcher, discharged by John Hadlee, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing age.
Custodia Thome Oxwyk fil' Joh' is Oxwyl.
28 Jan., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of John Oxwyk, late pepperer, together with his
money and the money of his sister Petronilla (apprenticed to
Thomas Lucas, mercer, and Margery his wife), which was
bequeathed to them by Richard Donyngtone, draper, who
married their mother—committed to John Donyngtone, draper.
Sureties, viz., John Bures, clerk, and John Kestevene, mercer.
Afterwards, viz., on the 9th Nov., 3 Henry IV. [A.D. 1401],
came John Donyngtone before John Walcote and John Warner,
Aldermen, and John Otteley and John Lane, Commoners,
appointed by John Shadworth, the Mayor, and the Aldermen
to be auditors, and rendered account; and on the 15th Nov. the
above Petronilla, being fifteen years of age, received her
money, according to the terms of the will of the above Richard
Ordinacio Garbelagii Grocer' London'.
15 Dec., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393], petition presented to
John Hadlee, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, by Angel Cyba,
Reginaud Grille, Thobye Lomellyn, Emanuel Zakarie, Frank
Vynald, Brank Dorry, Dominik (?) de Mar, Edward Segal,
Angel Christofre, Nicholas Luke, Jaket Dyne, Hugelyn Gerard,
Stephen Marruffy, Lowys Angwill, Lowys del Port, and other
Genoese, Florentine, Lucchese, and Lombard merchants [not
named] in the City of London, praying that if their spicery
(specerie) was to be garbled, the same might be done in
respect of all merchants equally, and that the garbler
be not an interested party either as buyer or seller. They
further pray that the vendor and purchaser may be allowed
to come to terms with respect to garbling, so that four,
five, or six bales of spicery may be garbled and "tare"
be allowed on the rest, as was always done by wool-merchants.
Thereupon it was ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen, with
the assent of the merchants aforesaid, that if any merchant,
denizen or foreigner, should thereafter sell or cause to be
weighed any pepper, ginger, cinnamon, or other merchandise
that ought to be garbled, before it has been cleaned and
garbled by the garbler appointed for the purpose, he shall
forfeit of pure and cleaned merchandise to the Chamber double
the weight of the powder and dirt found in it, provided the
garbler bring such powder and dirt to the said Chamber to
prevent it being mixed with similar merchandise. It was further
ordained that thenceforth no arrangement should be allowed
as to "tare" of any merchandise subject to garbling between
vendor and purchaser otherwise than before ordained; that
as to the pollicing (la polliceure) and cleaning of wax, it
should be carried out as suggested to William Staundone, the
late Mayor, (fn. 18) and that canvas should be measured by English
measure and not otherwise, under penalty prescribed in the
time of the said William Staundone.
9 Jan., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4], the good men of the
mistery of Grocers presented before the Mayor and Aldermen
the following names, viz., Richard Neville, John Olneye, and
Thomas Halfmark, grocers, for them to choose one to be
garbler and pollicier (polliceour) of wax in the City; and they
selected Thomas Halfmark to the office, to hold the same
during good behaviour, and to take from the vendor the sum
of 4d. for garbling each bale of merchandise and 1d. for
pollicing of each piece of wax.
The same day the said Thomas was sworn faithfully to
execute the duties of his office, to bring to the Chamber all
powder and dirt he may find, and to put a certain mark on
each bale after it has been garbled, and on every piece of wax
that has been pollicied (pollicee); and William Culham, the
Common Weigher, was charged not to weigh any bale or piece
of wax unless it bore such mark.
Folio ccxc b.
Judicium Hugonis Talbot propter rebellionem suamerga Maiorem etc.
Friday, 30 Jan., 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4], Hugh Talbot,
tailor, committed to prison for refusing to give evidence in a
case of alleged unjust assessment of the Ward of Candelwykstrete. His punishment eventually committed for a fine of
5 marks. Sureties for his good behaviour, viz., John Partrich,
William Talbot, William Watertone, and John Watertone,
Billa missa Aldr' o de Farndone ad eligend' unum Aldr' m infra et unum extra.
Precept under the Mayoralty seal [to the Alderman of Farndone Within and Without] to the effect that whereas, owing to
the increase of property and of the inhabitants of the Ward of
Farndone Within and Without, the King, with the assent of the
present Parliament, had ordained that thenceforth an Alderman
should be elected by the good men of the Ward of Farndone
Within, and another by the good men of the Ward of Farndone Without, he should summon them forthwith to elect the
several Aldermen, and return their names to the Guildhall by
Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] next.
Dated 5 March, 17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4].
Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuil' t Aldermanno pro Aldr' is eligendis.
Precept to the Aldermen for the election of Aldermen, as
well of those who had already been Aldermen as of others,
and to return their names to the Guildhall by Tuesday before
the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] next. Dated 5 March,
17 Richard II. [A.D. 1393-4].